I knew as I approached the stand this was going to be a dangerous meeting. I had ‘eyed’ up the Wide Eyed Editions stand at last year’s Babyccino ShopUp event from across the room, and eventually gave in to temptation. I already had the Atlas of Adventures book and as soon as I looked through their catalogue I knew this would be the stand where I’d spend my Christmas presents budget.
Otto (aged 3) found One Thousand Things by Anna Kövecses in his stocking. I love books that simply help encourage first words and conversation with young children. Here a little mouse takes us on a journey to learn 1000 words – split into 7 sections. The images look almost like cut-out images with flat and bold colours which are very beautiful.
I have also found this book great for helping to teach my older daughter to read her first words and I have ordered this book a couple of times for new babies – I always like to buy a book for newborns and the simple graphics in this book make it a lovely book to look at with very young children. The book is available from Amazon (US and UK).
I ordered that book last week and it is arriving today! Can you please tell me what brand those wooden animals are?
The animals are Ostheimer – they are quite expensive but I have had the tradition to buy 1 animal for every birthday and christmas for each kid – I have 3 kids so we get 6 new animals every year and are starting to get quite a nice collection! By the time they are too old to get them we should have a great collection – I’m already planning the toys my grandkids will play with! You can buy them here: http://www.myriadonline.co.uk/ostheimer-wooden-toys-figures-and-sets.php
i love finding new, well illustrated children’s books!
We will be adding this to our collection.
We have this book and love it! I like your idea of giving one wooden animal a year – that’s fantastic! We have a few and they truly are of the highest quality.
I’ve had this book in my hand twice now at the bookshop and some reason decided not to buy it. I’m sad I put it back now after reading your review. Think I’m going back to the shop! x